Descharnes, Nicolas asked
Which nr of the edition 0/5 to 5/5 is the bronze of your collection?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Nicolas, Thank you for this question. Sorry for the delay in our answer, for some reason we overlooked this question and I only just spotted it. Our version of Vénus de Milo aux tiroirs is nr. 2/5. Best, Rianne
Giving form to images from the subconscious was an important motivation for the surrealists. They were inspired by Sigmund Freud's 'Traumdeutung' (interpretation of dreams) and psychoanalysis. Dalí compared the subconscious mind to having secret drawers, that could be opened at unexpected moments. He gave form to this idea in a contemporary version of the famous 'Venus de Milo'.
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